Healing Tao Institute

Medical Qigong Classes

Introduction to Qigong 101
(3 credits, 36 hrs, three 12-hr. segments)

In this first quarter of the Medical Qigong Therapy program, students will discover the wonders of traditional Medical Qigong exercises for promoting health and healing, physical fitness, mental clarity and spiritual focus. Students will learn to apply these methods for building their own personal Qi, and as physical therapy prescriptions for treating specific musculo-skeletal disorders and correcting internal health problems. This is the introductory level in our series of Medical Qigong courses, designed to prepare students to become teachers and practitioners of Medical Qigong.

Subjects covered include:

• Qigong History
• Three Regulations
• Optimum times for practice,
• Qigong precautions,
• Lying Down Dantian Breathing,
• Zhang Zhuan Standing Post Qigong,
• Fangsong Gong,
• Nei Yang Gong,
• Swimming Dragon Qigong,
• Bagua Inner Palms Qigong,
• Guanqifa Qigong,
• Microcosmic Orbit Meditation,
• Six Healing Sounds,
• Inner Smile Meditation,
• Qigong Self-Massage,
• Qigong and Stress Management
• Qigong Breathing Methods, and
• Baduanjin Qigong (Eight Brocades).


Qigong Physical Therapy 102
(3 credits, 36 hrs, three 12-hr. segments)

Students learn Lian Gong Shr Ba Fa, and other exercises for general fitness and for preventing and treating a complete range of musculoskeletal and internal disorders. You will also learn the nine exercises set from Hua Shan Qigong, and a wide range of Qigong self-massage techniques for general health maintenance and treating specific disorders.


Advanced Qigong 103
(3 credits, 36 hrs, three 12-hr. segments)

Fusion of the Five Elements Meditation I-III & Iron Shirt Qigong
Through Iron Shirt Standing Qigong, students will learn how to connect to the Qi of Heaven and Earth for grounding and rooting, and to access and store the vast reservoirs of Qi in nature for self-healing and healing others. Through Fusion of the Five Elements meditation, students will learn how to contact and transform negative emotional energy, and to open their Qi circulation in their Eight Extraordinary Vessels. You will begin to develop your sensitivity of Qi, and to use your mind to direct and guide your inner Qi circulation for health, balance, and eliminating energetic leakages.


Foundations of External Qi Healing 104
(3 credits, 36 hrs, three 12-hr. segments)

Students will go deeper into the exercises learned in the previous quarter, and will add Buddha Palm Qigong for guiding the Qi to the hands for healing. Students will also begin to learn the fundamentals of non-contact External Qi Healing (wai qi liao fa), or emitting Qi (bu qi) for clinical application. Students will practice hand postures and manipulations for emitting and guiding Qi, methods for tapping into the limitless reserves of transpersonal healing Qi in nature (wai qi), and methods of energetic self-protection and cleansing when treating sick or unbalanced patients, and general modalities for Qigong differential diagnosis and treatments.


Medical Qigong Assessment and Treatment 201
(3 credits, 36 hrs, three 12-hr. segments)

Students will continue to learn and deepen their practice of both non-contact and contact External Qi Healing methods for clinical application. The class will practice general modalities for Qigong differential assessment, diagnosis and treatments, as well as diagnosis and treatment for specific diseases and disorders.


Medical Qigong Assessment and Treatment 202
(3 credits, 36 hrs, three 12-hr. segments)

Students will continue to learn and practice Qigong differential assessment, diagnosis and treatment for specific diseases and disorders. Students will also learn to recognize, treat and prevent Qigong deviations.


Clinical Practicum: 201 & 202
(6 credits, 72 hrs, six 12-hr segments)

Student interns will apply all that they have learned within a supervised clinical setting. Treatment protocols may include external Qi healing, patient education and selected Qigong exercise prescriptions for patients.